Episode 145

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This week we interview Scott Kolesaire, the brand manager for the Avo and Zino cigar lines, we talk proper ash management in our Debonaire Ideal segment, Will reviews a unique cutter and Paul reviews LUj, a cuban, and a new Connecticut shade, all that and more so stay tuned.

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Broadcasting live from G Unit Studios in Rhode Island, its the Stogie Geeks show!

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And by Duran Premium Cigars, one the fastest growing boutique cigar companies, providing smokers a portal into the old Cuban tradition of perfect balance and the lost art of progressive flavor construction. Roberto Pelayo Duran began his career in tobacco over two decades ago in Havana, where his reputation grew within Cuban circles. The creation of Duran Premium Cigars has given Roberto the platform to introduce a series of cigars that offer the same quality, construction, and detail, which he perfect while in Cuba. Brands include the ultra-premium Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigar series, Azan Cigars, Neya, and Baracoa. Duran Cigars uses a “seed to humidor” approach, as all tobacco is grown on their farms and rolled in their factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Rollers have been carefully chosen, to carry out Roberto’s precise method, to insure the progressive flavor in each cigar. Duran Cigars invites you to make their premium, your standard.

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Welcome everyone to the Stogie Geeks show, this is episode 144 for June 11, 2015 and I'm your host Paul Asadoorian. '

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On the lines via Skype from NC it Wiiiiiiiiiill Cooper!

Debonaire Ideal: 9:45PM-10:00PM:

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And by Debonaire Cigars, visit www.stogiegeeks.com/debonaire for a list of retailers who carry Debonaire. Buy some today and get a little more Debonaire!

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Proper Ash Management

Scott Kolesaire, Brand Manager Avo and Zino - 8:30PM-9:45PM

Guest: Scott Kolesaire, Brand Manager Avo and Zino Skype: scott.kolesaire

Some of the topics we will hit:

  • Some of your background in the Cigar Industry and how you ended up at Davidoff
  • A little history of the Avo brand
  • Drivers for making the rebranding of Avo
  • What exactly the Avo rebrand involved
  • The current core line offerings
  • Changes made to the Avo limited edition series
  • Avo Synchro Nicaragua - drivers for this type of cigar
  • How's Avo doing? Your relationship with Avo

Downplay the Zino Stuff (as per Scott); I'd like to also cover some stuff on Zino if that is OK

  • What's happening at Zino?
  • The recent Zino "Make Of" releases, integration of art work.
  • What's ahead for Zino

Questions

  1. How did you get your start in the cigar industry?

Stogies Of The Week 10:00PM-11:00PM

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And by A.J. Fernandez Cigars, makers of the San Lotano, one of the most talked about cigars in recent years is now offered in a ground-breaking line extension; The San Lotano Bull. The San Lotano Bull features an extensively aged, and hearty core of Nicaraguan long-fillers, nestled beneath an attractive Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. Housed in a cedar sleeve which depicts the outline of a bull only solidifies this cigar as a full flavored cigar. Removing the sleeve reveals a box press cigar with a beautiful oily and smooth chocolate brown wrapper. The San Lotano Bull burns nice and neat as it issues columns of smoke, hitting you with a wall of spice followed by leather and cedar. This densely packed cigar intensifies in deep, rich flavors and becomes a flavor bomb halfway through; only getting better with each passing draw. Strong yet smooth and perfectly balanced, A.J. Fernandez, who many have called a tobacco prodigy, has somehow pushed the already spectacular San Lotano line of cigars forward with the Bull. A.J. Fernandez challenges you to take on the Bull - Cigar Snob’s #8 Cigar of the Year for 2014.

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